The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 234 243 226
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 11 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.074% 0.72% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 30
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +13.92%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1352 1535 1564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.13% 24.29% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1137 1229 1203
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 1 £35,000 -22.22%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (50.00%) Moodle
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Joomla! Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Joomla! Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) OCP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle